Where Life Begins
English Title: Where Life Begins
Director(s): Stéphane Freiss
Writer(s): Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Stéphane Freiss, Audrey Gordon
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Lou de Laâge, Pierre-Henry Salfati, Astrid Meloni, Nicola Rignanese, Coraly Zahonero, Luigi Diberti, Fiorenza Tessari
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Italian, French with English subtitles
An Orthodox Jewish family spends a short period of time in Southern Italy every year to harvest citrons which, Jewish tradition holds, were scattered there by God. A local man who hosts the family, is focused on the family business he inherited when his father died. He meets Esther, who feels constrained by her Orthodox Judaism.
Together, they learn what it means to forge your own path and find freedom and peace.